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With modern and buzzing cities and incredible natural landmarks, Airbnb New Zealand has places to stay for all kinds of visitors; from the regular tourist to the backpacker to business people looking for a great place to stay. Skip the commercial hotels next time you visit New Zealand, and enjoy the culture as a local in one of the best Airbnbs in New Zealand.

Romantic Bush Chalet, Auckland 

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Honeymoon? Anniversary? Just a romantic at heart? Any excuse works to find your way into this wonderful Chalet located in the Auckland suburb of Titirangi. Let your spirit run free at Karekare Beach and adventure into the Waitakere ranges for a touch of nature. Later, visit the West Auckland Vineyards and stroll down to the yacht club at French Bay for a wonderful sunset. All this at about $120 USD per night. What else can you ask for?

Lakefront Studio, Queenstown

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If you need a well-earned and relaxing break, this Lakefront Studio is perfect. With your own private balcony and a spectacular view of the lake, you will certainly create some wonderful memories here. Right in Queenstown guests can head down to Lake Wakatipu, visit one of the local wineries, and at the end of the day, binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix or book an appointment for a deserved back rub provided by the host at her own clinic.

The Nest, Cable Bay 

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Birds chirping and the ocean is all you’ll hear here. At this remote cottage in Nelson’s Coast, you won’t have a neighbor in sight while you enjoy the deck and watch the sun go down over the water. Sounds romantic right? Disconnect from everything for a while sipping some wine with someone you care about in a cozy and blissfully quiet scenario.

A Glass House Overlooking the Ocean, Tuateawa

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An architect’ss dream is where you’ll be at this luxurious glass house in the Waikato Peninsula of New Zealand’s pristine coastline. There are two guest caravans and a holiday home, all of them overlooking the ocean and surrounded by native bush. You will definitely experience a “wow” factor as you enjoy a fully equipped experience.

Pohutukawa Cottage Waterfront Haven, Cable Bay

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The word haven is not an exaggeration. Immerse yourself in a paradise surrounded by gardens, waterfalls and the shore. This cottage fits four adults in the two queen beds (no children allowed, sorry) and has a spa-bath, laundry, dining and lounge areas, and a wonderful large deck with your own gas grill. You can snorkel and fish or check out the more than a hundred plant specimens on the grounds.

Catamaran SY Allure, Opua

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Live your dreams of sailing by staying on a luxury Catamaran with all the comfort and luxury you can imagine. A double room with a private shower, plus a whole entire ship should be enough to convince anyone; but if you need more, the Catamaran is just north of Auckland in the port of Bay of Island Marina in Northland, so you can hop off anytime and enjoy firm land knowing you will go back to your own boat later.

Tree House Above Wellington Harbour, Lower Hutt 

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No list of great places to stay should ever be acceptable without a treehouse in it. Just above Lowry Bay in Lower Hutt, Wellington, a magical treehouse for adults and children to enjoy alike sits atop the treetops. Call this place home for a while and enjoy its architectural studio vibe. Enjoy a barbecue on the deck overlooking the harbor and later take an outdoor bath. From the house, you can run all the way down to the beach.

Sunny Cottage With Water Views, Queenstown

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This house has character. It was renovated with all modern appliances and a contemporary theme while retaining the simplicity and charm of a traditional vacation house. Beautiful water views and a wonderful deck make it perfect for taking in the sun and relaxing. Visit during the summer and enjoy the warm long days with a great barbecue and incredible experiences at the beach, or come in winter and feel warm and cozy next to the fire and a bottle of wine after a great day of skiing.

City Centre Little Loft Apartment, Auckland

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Visiting Auckland for a short holiday or a business trip and trying to avoid the hustle and the lack of personality of a hotel? This little penthouse is what you’re looking for. On the top floor of a six-story building, you’ll have all you need for a proper stay in this funky apartment. Enjoy the neighborhood and access to all kinds of places just by walking — like free movies at Silo Park in the summer, ferries to Devonport and Waiheke, and the waterfront walks along Tamaki Drive.

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